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Old 09-19-2012, 09:28 PM   #926
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^ Look up the GP4000 as well. There are many threads on bikeforums comparing the Gatorskin to the GP4000. My dad has been on GP4000 tires for a while now.
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Nice choice of new ride! I've gotta say though I think you may have a tough time getting offer at that asking price (maybe I'm wrong) but with the time of year and all the sales going on... anyways best of luck and the CAAD10 is shweeeet!

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I'm getting a 2012 model in the brushed aluminum. SRAM Rival!

Have you seen the prices on the 2013 models? All their bikes have gone up in price.

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Old 09-20-2012, 09:24 AM   #928
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i want a caad now

been looking at buying a caadx possibly to use as the commuter/slush beater
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You should get the CAAD8 on sale on BSP right now. $1199!
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Old 09-20-2012, 10:39 AM   #930
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A CAADX would make an expensive beater haha. I want one too though... Slim pickings on CL for cyclocross bikes.
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A CAADX would make an expensive beater haha. I want one too though... Slim pickings on CL for cyclocross bikes.
Jubilee Cycles has a 2011 Kona Jake The Snake for $1049 or something like that. Saw it yesterday when I was there.
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i'd love a kona jake but CL seems to always have some decent ones (105 components) for ~$500.
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Is Sram Rival an upgrade over Ultegra?
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Is Sram Rival an upgrade over Ultegra?
It's arguable to the point where it's a bit of a 'beating on a dead horse" sorta thing. Some people will say:
Tiagra = Apex
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Ultegra = Force
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Others will say that 105 = Apex and Ultegra = Rival and soforth. (Force was SRAM's first product line so its a weird one.)

I prefer the overall feel of SRAM and not a big fan of Shimano's lever and shifting mechanism. They feel clunky and cheap but this comes down to a personal preference. SRAM components are notably lighter than their Shimano counterparts.
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i'd love a kona jake but CL seems to always have some decent ones (105 components) for ~$500.
Last week, I missed out on an '07 JtS for 650 . I rarely see any CX bike pop up on CL for <$1000.



If anyone is looking for a CX: OPUS Sentiero vancouver.craigslist.ca

I contacted the seller since there isn't much info in the posting (and I couldn't find the model on bikepedia) and he said it's a 2007 bike with Tiagra/105 in size 56. I'm a 52 so I have to pass this up.
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aiya... This reminds me of how I sold my Jake the Snake on CL for a measly $500...and I've been crying ever since. I'm sure the buyer was laughing the whole way home.
There's also a '12 JTS at Different Bikes on Broadway, $1249. And a brand new '13 JTS at the Different Bikes in North Van, $17xx, orange colour scheme.
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If you're riding out to Iona, be aware of the construction going on there (near the last stretch to the parking lot), but along the entire way..lots of dump trucks, and debris on the road. Was out there this morning. Ride safely everyone!
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Hey guys, I'm looking to start road biking, what forum would you recommend to do my readings?

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2011 Look 566 Carbon Road Bike 51cm Small 700c Sram Rival | eBay

2011 carbon look for $1400. Is that over priced?
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For a Look bike? No. Quite a deal. Make sure you check the geometry specs to see if it fits, though.
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Old 09-26-2012, 08:45 AM   #942
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For a Look bike? No. Quite a deal. Make sure you check the geometry specs to see if it fits, though.
Yea, it looked like a pretty good deal. Maybe if no one bids on it, and i can win it for the starting bid of $1399 that would be alright. Shipping would be ~$150. Landed after possible tax at the boarder, probably $1750 CAD.

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bcrdukes or anyone else that can drop some technical knowledge my way... So my JtS has a FSA Gossamer Compact 46/36, my rear cassette is a Shimano 105 11-28 10 spd.

I'm looking to purchase a 2nd set of rims/tires so that I can have one set of rims that's for trails (has knobby tires) and the second set of rims/tires for just the road. I want to be able to swap them out quickly when needed.

When i purchase a cassette, do i have to stick with 11/28 ?
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There's no harm dropping down to a 11-23 or 11-25, but going bigger than a 28t low gear you may run into issues with your chain not being long enough if you get into your large chainring and lowest gear (which you shouldn't do anyways because its hard on the drivetrain). Your chain won't get any shorter since you're keeping the 11t high gear. And you won't run out of chain if you plan to use a smaller than 28t low gear.

The one thing to be aware of though is that your new rim is close to the same width and height as your current rim otherwise your brake setup will not work the same for both sets of wheels without a tweaking everytime you swap over. And make sure both sets of wheels are centered (dished) properly over the hubs otherwise the braking once again will be compromised.
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Right now I'm running Shimano RS10A Wheelset. If I stick with anything shimano, would width and height be compatible?

If I go with eastons, campy, or other brands, how do i know which rims are compatible with my bike?

Also, any positive or negative gains with going with 11/23 or 11/25 cassette?

*sorry nub questions :P *
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All 700c rims will technically be compatible with the bike, its the amount of fine tuning that may or may not be needed to allow 2 different wheelsets to be 'hot-swappable'. Even within Shimano, RS10 rim dimensions are likely to be quite different from say an RS80 rim. You can try looking up the external rim width and height of the braking surface to determine how close 2 rims are, but not every manufacturer will list this info. Keep in mind to look for a Shimano/SRAM freehub, the Campy ones are different.

As for rear cassette gearing, you should be fine on an 11-25 with a 36-46 front. It all depends on how you find your gearing now. If you find that you run out of low gears, it may not be the best idea to move to an 11-25 since your lowest gear will be harder than with an 11-28. If you find you are never in the first and second low gears anyways, then you can move to an 11-25 and lose nothing, but you'll gain tighter and more consistent gearing. Since your high gear stays as an 11, you're not going to gain or lose anything on the high end. I run an 11-28 because I'm using a standard road 53-39, and I need that 39x28 low gear. Having such a large spread results in a slightly larger gap in some gears than I would prefer to maintain a consistent cadence, ie. one gear feels too easy but the next one up feels slightly too hard
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Masi Speciale Commuter Single Speed, bought April 2012

if you're looking for a SS/FG commuter. I'd be all up on this if i didn't already have one..throw some fat tires on that and you have a super fun ride
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i've put about 250 km so far on my bike

but now starting to notice that when i shift the back gear from the largest ring to the smallest ring, it makes a clanking sound and its a bit abrupt when it changes, not so smooth anymore.

what should i do? wd40? lube the ring? something wrong with my casssette or derailers?

any input appreciated.

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New cables will stretch. Youtube rear derailleur adjustment and it should fix your problem.
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Going to be in Seattle this weekend, which bike shops do you guys recommend to visit? I am looking for general bike supplies and accessories..

How does everyone store their bikes at home?
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